Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, - MAY 30, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was really looking forward to cracking this open. A brewery I know very little about, but who seem to produce some outstanding brews. Also, Iím a lot less familiar with East Coast Breweries, especially from Florida! One geeky side note: my bottle is different looking to the one pictured, I have the Tram in the background but with a lot more red and yellow and a big "H" in the middle, Iím assuming itís updated packaging. Bottle is relatively fresh, perhaps a month old or so. Pours a deep amber orange colour with slight haze to it, big creamy light tan/off-white head, good retention. Aroma is spicy straight off the bat with orange zest, citrus, caramel, toffee and cedar which reminds me of cola-nut, though my only gripe is that the aroma seems a bit restrained. Flavour is very well balanced, indeed. Lots of mango, soft creamy tropical fruit, blood orange, apricot, butter, then the cedar kicks in, but is deftly subtle lending a nice earthy spiciness, once again reminiscent of cola-nut, perhaps a touch of nutmeg also from the wood, bitterness is very much tamed by the aging, caramel and honey dominate for a while in the mids, turning more toffee-like over time, finish has good amounts of pine, perfume, flowers and light but persistent bitterness. Fantastic mouthfeel, so very creamy with just the right amount of balancing carbonation. Soft medium body which feel fuller due to the creaminess. Great food beer. Iím very partial to a good cigar, but even so, I canít see it working that well here, the beer is just too nice and subtly complex to ruin with a big mouthful of tobacco. If I could buy this brew regularly I would give it a go, but it seems this is one off for now. Excellent complex and highly drinkable beer.
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hog shack bottle share. Hazy gold and low dense bubble white cap. Aroma of lemon and grapefruit, wood, pepper. Taste is bitter and a touch sweet. Creamy. Dry finish.
Duchammer (49) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had it from a can. Poured golden with a white head. Aroma was explosive with cedar mixed with citrus hops. Nice balance malty citrus bitter with a nice cedar taste. Awesome beer!
haddon90 (1423) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a nice white head. Smooth, hoppy aroma with a hint of wood aging. Very subtle hops aroma with a strong, citrus finish. Hint of some cedar in the background. Such an amazing, crisp IPA. Really puts a lot of other IPAs to shame.
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Gusher. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Cedar cask nicely present. Long heavy nice finish. Creamy palate.
thomat (1975) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB. pale amber with a medium white head. Fruity and spicy tones. Fruit, caramel, hops and spices. Medium to full body with a nice bitter / acidic finish.
PhilJackson80 (294) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Tasted on 6/2/14. Can from Chae. The aroma did have some hints of cedar, pine, & maybe grapefruit. Taste was great with a bitter bite from the hops at the end. Nice IPA.
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schlitzfaced (52) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from can into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a small thin head. leaves a nice lacing on glass. Aroma is Cedar, maybe even a hint of pepper. Hoppy but the cedar definitely comes through. This is an interesting beer in a good way.
JasonNYC (23) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sold me on cedar as awesome for aging. Tastes of grapefruit peel but blended with the cedar. (Is that actual pulp suspended in the beer? Strange, but I like it.) Quite bitter. One of my go- to IPAs.
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chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can(!); canned March 2014; served in a lager glass.
Excellent semi-creamy head over a deep amber liquid full of suspended particles.
Very hoppy aroma of the piney/citrus persuasion.
Feel: smooth and full for style.
O: tamer, more interesting, and easy to drink than the very fine Jai alai Ale that serves as the base.
RobertDale (3270) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can. Pours gold orange with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, cedar, floral, and malt. Interesting in a good way.